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September 24, 2015, 4:15 PM

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Hayden Dingman / PCWorld:
Samsung and Oculus announce new, consumer Gear VR with support for Samsung's 2015 flagship phones and a redesigned trackpad, shipping in November for $99  —  Samsung's new Gear VR virtual reality headset only costs $99  —  And even better, the new Gear VR works with all of Samsung's flagship Galaxy phones released in 2015.
Bloomberg Business:
Behind the fake traffic schemes using bots for fraudulent ad clicks that will cost advertisers $6.3B this year  —  The Fake Traffic Schemes That Are Rotting the Internet  —  Ron Amram has been in the brand marketing business for about 20 years.  In the 2000s he was media director …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Note taking app Google Keep comes to iPhone and iPad, 2.5 years after debuting on Android  —  Google launches its Keep note-taking app for iOS  —  Google today launched Google Keep for iOS.  You can download the new app now directly from Apple's App Store.
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Internet.org rebrands its free services mobile website and app as Free Basics to distinguish it from larger initiative, adds 60 new services, HTTPS support  —  Facebook Renames Its Controversial Internet.org App  —  Facebook is rebranding its most prominent—and controversial—effort to connect the unconnected.
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OpenSignal:
LTE adoption report: Asia has the best performing networks, 20 Mbps connections now commonplace, and the US is falling behind others in speed  —  The State of LTE  —  Have we fully entered the 4G age?  The answer to that question depends on where on the globe you live.
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Economic data startup Premise raises $50M round led by Valor Equity Partners, whose CEO joins board  —  Economic Data Startup Premise Raises $50 Million, Adds Tesla, Solar City Board Member  —  From Silicon Valley to Washington, D.C., to Brussels, there's a mad dash to absorb as much data about the world as possible.
Nikhil Sonnad / Quartz:
First look at Chinese OS NeoKylin, a Windows-like Linux system installed on 40% of commercial Dells sold in China  —  A first look at the Chinese operating system the government wants to replace Windows  —  Microsoft Windows is the dominant operating system in China, but the government is trying to encourage homegrown replacements.
Bruce Upbin / Forbes:
Cloud-based CAD software firm Onshape raises $80M round led by Andreessen Horowitz  —  Onshape Raises $80 Million More To Go Big In Cloud CAD Software  —  Collaboration is very in.  Workplace chat phenomenon Slack hit unicorn status in record time.  All flavors of cloud apps can help teams create …

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